Governor expresses grief

Governor expresses grief
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Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic accident in which a vehicle carrying Machail Yatra pilgrims rolled down into Chenab River in Kishtwar district. Conveying his sincere sympathy to the next of kin of the deceased passengers he has wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident. Governor has issued directions to the Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar to ensure immediate medical treatment to the injured.
Governor, who has repeatedly expressed concern over recurring road accidents, has today directed Divisional Commissioners Kashmir and Jammu to ensure that the Deputy Commissioners hold immediate meetings of the District Road Safety Committees and he shall chair a meeting this Saturday to review causes of recurring fatal accidents.
Meanwhile, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed profound grief over deaths in tragic road mishap in Kewad area of Paddar in Kishtwar district today and loss of several lives due to landslide near Thathtri yesterday.
Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah conveyed condolences to the bereaved families, prayed for peace to the departed souls and wished speedy recovery to injured in the two mishaps.
Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, former ministers Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardhy and Provincial Youth National Conference President Ajaz Jan also condoled the deaths in the two incidents and prayed for peace to departed souls. They described the deaths in tragic circumstances as most unfortunate and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families.
Rana and the other National Conference leaders also wished speedy recovery to the injured and urged the Governor’s Administration for release of immediate financial assistance and ensure free treatment of the injured.
Expressing grave concern of rising mishaps, the National Conference leaders urged the administration to take appropriate measures and place a foolproof mechanism in place for keeping the travelling people informed about weather conditions and status of landslides in accident prone road stretches, especially on the National Highway and other hilly areas so that precious lives are saved by taking precautions. They said road safety measures are needed to reviewed and monitored on regular basis, especially during the ongoing monsoon season.